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[OT] To the book authors

Steve Bertrand
August 11, 2009 20:12
[OT] To the book authors
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Hey all,

If the authors themselves are not permitted to state directly, then let
those who know how the royalties work speak frankly.

I have my company order books (ie. books published by O'Reilly) oftentimes.

To keep this on topic, let's just say that Gilligan wants to order a few
Perl-oriented books. The only knowledge I have of the publishing world
is that of the exceptionally kind words I find in the
foreward/preface/acks of each book I read.

So... I'm looking for a recommendation on a site to buy books from that
can be auth'ed into the purchasing db, that will maximize the profits of
the author, the crew that helped write the book, and/or the publisher
(and not just the site reselling).

I'm not looking to buy discount material. I would sooner pay *2 if I
knew that the money was somehow being directed to those who actually had
their hand in the work.

On, and off-list recommendations are welcome. Off-list replies would
remain anonymous.

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